BELLBROOK – The Greenville Lady Wave defeated the Kettering Archbishop Alter Lady Knights by a run rule score of 17-0 to earn an OHSAA DII Sectional Championship and move to an impressive 29-1 record on the 2021 season.
“Great day for Lady Wave Softball,” said veteran Greenville coach, Jerrod Newland. “Lots of fans and a great team win.”
The Lady Wave jumped out to a 5-0 lead after one-inning of play paced by a Savannah Leach 2-run single and a 2-run double off the bat of an Ashlyn Zimmer.
Greenville tacked on five-runs in the bottom of the second-inning to lead 10-0 and plated two-runs in the third to lead 12-0 with three-innings in the book.
With the game in hand, the Lady Wave made one final fourth-inning appearance to plate five-runs with the big hit coming off the bat of Greenville’s power hitting Nyesha Wright with the senior centerfielder crushing a three-run homer.
“Grace goes first three,” noted Coach Newland, “and Hamm the last two.”
Grace Shaffer and Kylie Hamm combined for a two-hit shutout with Shaffer going 3.0 innings allowing one-hit, no walks and striking out four. Hamm tossed 2.0 innings allowing one-hit, one-walk while striking out one.
Wright was 2-3 with a walk, 3-RBIs and 3-runs scored; Baughn went 2-2 with a walk, 2-runs and an RBI; Kierah Beavins was 2-2 with 2-runs; Leach went 2-4 with 4-RBIs and a run; Zimmer was 2-2 with a hit by pitch, 2-RBIs and a run; Blocher went 1-2 with a walk, 2-RBIs and a run; Skylar Fletcher was 1-2 with an RBI and 2-runs; Hannah Gartenman went 1-2 with an RBI; Ella McClear was 1-2 with an RBI and a run; Bri Fellers had an RBI and a run; Braci Swisshelm had a sacrifice fly and an RBI and Haleigh McDermitt and Sheyanne Slade each scored a run.
The Lady Wave played error free ball in earning the Tuesday night tournament victory.
“On to Friday and excited to go to Kings and play Hamilton Ross for the Gold Medal,” Newland stated following the win. “
The Lady Wave advance to the District Championship game this Friday, May 21 at Kings High School in Kings Mills, OH with a 5 p.m. start time when they take on the Hamilton Ross Lady Lions, 3-0 winners over Cleves Taylor.